Category Archives: Top News AFRICA

Brazil supports Botswana in digital TV implementation

Brazil is providing technical support to Botswana as the only country in Africa to use the Japanese-Brazilian digital TV standard, the ISDB-T. In Brasilia, during a meeting of the two parties, was the exchange of information on acquisition and distribution of antennas and receivers for the new technology. In addition, Brazil proposed that Botswana send [...]

Kwesé to broadcast UEFA and FIFA leagues

Kwesé Sports, the Pan-African sports TV company owned by Strive Masiyiwa signed broadcast rights for live and delayed matches, programme highlights, on-demand programming and localised review programmes on its free to air and pay-tv offer. The TV network has signed a four-year deal with the UEFA and FIFA to have broadcasting rights for the associations [...]

SuperSport secured FIFA and UEFA football rights in Sub Saharan Africa

SuperSports secured broadcasting rights to air upcoming soccer tournaments namely the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship as well as the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifiers and the European qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.The rights acquired by the company are for the television, internet and mobile platforms and SuperSports will have the exclusivity in [...]

3 Vision acquires channels for new OTT service DEOD

The UK content consultancy firm 3Vision recently acquired several channels for the new Discover Digital service recently launched in South Africa, DEOD. Discover Digital has launched the new streaming service, DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) in South Africa, providing subscribers the ability to view over 10 international News and Sports OTT channels via standalone subscription [...]

Nigeria need 35 million STB to complete DSO

The DG of NBC, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu declared that Nigeria will need 32 million Set Top Boxes (STB) to complete the digital switch over process. The STB costs US$ 45 and the commission had made a commitment of eight million units which is about US$ 8 million. The price is too high for the [...]

IROKOMUSIC to launch on Canal + bouquet in French speaking Africa

IROKO, Nigeria’s entertainment company, is set to launch a dedicated, 100% Nigerian music and lifestyle channel on Canal + bouquets. IROKOMUSIC will launch across French Speaking Africa on 20 June 2017, and will showcase Nigerian Afrobeats hits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel will play music videos from globally renowned Afrobeats [...]

SVOD platform IROKO + launched in Cameroon

IROKO + subsidiary of Canal+, partner with Orange to launch an internet package in Cameroon, for US$ 0.35 (200 FCFA) where customers gets a 24 hours long access to IROKO + catalogue as well as a 300Mo data plan. Customers will have access for 24h to more than 2500 hours of programmes  Cheikh Sarr, Marketing [...]

Showmax Originals to debut with new series

Showmax has kicked off the first in a series of original productions with the filming of Tali’s Wedding Diary, a mockumentary featuring Julia Anastasopoulos. Filming for Tali’s Wedding Diary is currently underway in Cape Town. The eight-part series will premiere on Showmax in December. Each episode will be approximately 20 minutes long. Speaking about the [...]

4G subscribers in Africa to reach 296 million by 2022

The latest research conducted by Dataxis highlights the steady rise of mobile internet connectivity in Africa. 4G mobile subscribers are expected to reach 296 million by 2022 compared to 24 million for 2016. Dataxis forecasts that 4G network will be accessible in all 54 countries.  The number of 3G enabled SIMS will continue to rise [...]

Zee news channel available in Africa via Kwesé TV

The World is One Family (WION), a english news channel owned by the Essel-Group the information channel on Kwesé TV, the pay TV network owned by Econet. WION is the first Indian based network to have a presence simultaneously in the US, UK, China, Russia and Africa. WION is the third channel from Zee to [...]